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Top 100 British Classical Favourites

100 songs (8 hours and 57 minutes) Released on 5 August 2013
1
Rule, Britannia!
Della Jones, BBC Concert Orchestra, The Royal Choral Society and Barry Wordsworth
4:52
2
Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39: March No. 1 in D Major, "Land of Hope and Glory"
London Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Bliss & Edward Elgar
6:07
3
Funeral Sentences for the Death of Queen Mary II, Z. 860: The Queen's Funeral March (procession)
Baroque Brass of London and David Hill
2:23
4
Fantasia on Greensleeves
The New Queen's Hall Orchestra and Barry Wordsworth
4:07
5
First Booke of Songes: XVII. Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite
Anthony Rooley and The Consort of Musicke
4:33
6
Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op. 47
English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten & Edward Elgar
14:16
7
Jerusalem
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Choir of Winchester Cathedral, Waynflete Singers and David Hill
2:42
8
The Planets, Op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War
Philharmonia Orchestra and John Eliot Gardiner
8:03
9
The Messiah, HWV 56 - Part 1, "The Annunciation": Overture (Sinfonia)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus and Sir Neville Marriner
3:05
10
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1956): I. Moderato
Robert Cohen, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Litton
8:15
11
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, Act 3: "Thy hand, Belinda... When I am laid in earth" (Dido's lament)
Elin Manahan-Thomas, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Harry Christopers
4:49
12
The Lark Ascending
Iona Brown, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner
16:07
13
Lachrimae: Lachrimae Antiquae
Anthony Rooley and The Consort of Musicke
4:44
14
St. Paul's Suite for Strings: I. Jig: Vivace
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Christopher Hogwood
3:05
15
Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349: I. Overture: Allegro
London Mozart Players & Jane Glover
2:09
16
Song for Athene
Cambridge The Choir of King's College and Stephen Cleobury
6:07
17
Symphony No. 2, "A London Symphony" (1913): I. Lento - Allegro risoluto
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Adrian Boult
13:29
18
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: I. Overture: Adagio - Allegro - Lentement - Allegro
English Baroque Soloists and John Eliot Gardiner
7:33
19
Trumpet Voluntary
Philip Jones, Elgar Howarth and The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
2:50
20
The Messiah, HWV 56 - Part 1, "The Annunciation": Aria (Tenor): "Every valley shall be exalted"
Jerry Hadley, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus and Sir Neville Marriner
3:11
21
The Planets, Op. 32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Philharmonia Orchestra and John Eliot Gardiner
7:37
22
The Frog Galliard
Anthony Rooley
2:19
23
Serenade in E Major for Strings, Op. 20: I. Allegro piacevole
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner
3:25
24
Oedipus, Z. 583: "Music for a While"
James Bowman, The Academy of Ancient Music and Christopher Hogwood
3:48
25
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
The New Queen's Hall Orchestra and Barry Wordsworth
15:32
26
Concerto No. 3 in G Minor for Oboe and Orchestra, HWV 287: I. Grave
Heinz Holliger, English Chamber Orchestra and Raymond Leppard
3:11
27
String Quartet (1916): I. With animation
Brodsky Quartet
8:01
28
King Arthur, Z. 628, Act 3: "What Power art Thou" (Cold Song)
Trevor Anthony, Philomusica of London and Anthony Lewis
3:55
29
The Messiah, HWV 56 - Part 1, "The Annunciation": Chorus: "For unto us a Child is Born"
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus and Sir Neville Marriner
3:48
30
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: III. La paix
English Baroque Soloists and John Eliot Gardiner
3:16
31
Songs from "Friday Afternoons", Op. 7: Cuckoo!
Viola Tunnard, Choir of Purley Downside School and Benjamin Britten
1:40
32
The Planets, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Philharmonia Orchestra and John Eliot Gardiner
7:17
33
Two Aquarelles: I. Lento, ma non troppo
Royal Ballet Sinfonia & Gavin Sutherland
2:22
34
Set Me as a Seal upon Thine Heart
Waynflete Singers, Choir of Winchester Cathedral and David Hill
3:42
35
Symphony No. 6 in E Minor (1950): I. Allegro
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Roger Norrington
8:14
36
Western Wind Mass: I. Gloria
Cambridge The Choir of King's College and Sir David Willcocks
6:42
37
H.M.S. Pinafore: Overture
The New Symphony Orchestra Of London and Isidore Godfrey
4:27
38
The Messiah, HWV 56 - Part 1, "The Annunciation": Pifa (Pastoral Sinfonia) - There were shepherds - And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them - And the angel said unto them - And suddenly there was with the angel - Glory to God
Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra, Jeffrey Skidmore and Ex Cathedra
4:13
39
Psalm 102:1, Z. 15: "Hear my prayer, O Lord"
The Sixteen And Harry Christophers
2:26
40
Concerto in E Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 85: I. Adagio - Moderato (attacca)
Julian Lloyd Webber, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin & Edward Elgar
8:12
41
Concerto in E Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 85: II. Lento - Allegro molto
Julian Lloyd Webber, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin & Edward Elgar
4:29
42
Sea Fever: I must go down to the seas again
Bryn Terfel and Malcolm Martineau
2:16
43
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 in E Minor
The New Queen's Hall Orchestra and Barry Wordsworth
10:44
44
Serenade in E Major for Strings, Op. 20: II. Larghetto
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner
6:08
45
Trumpet Tune and Ayre
The London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
2:58
46
The Messiah, HWV 56 - Part 2, "The Passion": Chorus: "Hallelujah!"
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus and Sir Neville Marriner
3:38
47
Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84: II. Adagio
David Owen Norris and Mistry Quartet
12:04
48
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34: II. "Let's hear each instrument play a variation of its own" (attacca)
Sean Connery, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Antal Doráti
3:07
49
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34: III. "The highest instruments in the string family are the violins" (attacca)
Sean Connery, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Antal Doráti
4:26
50
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34: IV. "We now come to the brass family" (attacca)
Sean Connery, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Antal Doráti
2:30
51
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34: V. "The percussion family" (attacca)
Sean Connery, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Antal Doráti
1:45
52
Invocation for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 19/2
Julian Lloyd Webber, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner
9:27
53
Irish Tune from County Derry ("Londonderry Air"/"Danny Boy")
The Monteverdi Choir, Monteverdi Orchestra and John Eliot Gardiner
3:53
54
Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349: II. Alla hornpipe
London Mozart Players & Jane Glover
4:20
55
La Capricieuse for Violin and Piano, Op. 17
Ruggiero Ricci and Ernest Lush
3:22
56
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: IV. La réjouissance: Allegro
English Baroque Soloists and John Eliot Gardiner
2:05
57
Concerto in A Minor for Oboe and Strings: I. Rondo Pastorale
Ruth Bolister, Elgar Chamber Orchestra and Stephen Bell
7:39
58
The Messiah, HWV 56 - Part 2, "The Passion": Aria (Bass): "Why do the nations so furiously rage" (attacca)
Robert Lloyd, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus and Sir Neville Marriner
2:52
59
The Messiah, HWV 56 - Part 2, "The Passion": Chorus: "Let us break their bonds asunder"
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus and Sir Neville Marriner
1:46
60
Egdon Heath, Op. 47
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Adrian Boult
12:49
61
Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39: March No. 4 in G Major
London Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Bliss & Edward Elgar
4:56
62
Rinaldo, HWV 7, Act 2: "Lascia ch'io pianga"
Bernadette Greevy, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Raymond Leppard
4:44
63
In the Fen Country - Symphonic Impression
The New Queen's Hall Orchestra and Barry Wordsworth
13:47
64
First Booke of Songes, 1597: IX. Go crystal tears
Anthony Rooley and The Consort of Musicke
3:40
65
Concerto No. 3 in G Minor for Oboe and Orchestra, HWV 287: III. Sarabande: Largo
Heinz Holliger, English Chamber Orchestra and Raymond Leppard
2:50
66
String Quartet (1916): III. Slow and wistfully, "Late Swallows"
Brodsky Quartet
11:04
67
Chanson de Matin, Op. 15, No. 2
Julian Lloyd Webber, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, James Judd & Edward Elgar
3:05
68
Symphony No. 6 in E Minor (1950): II. Moderato
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Roger Norrington
9:35
69
The Planets, Op. 32: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Philharmonia Orchestra and John Eliot Gardiner
9:13
70
The Messiah, HWV 56 - Part 2, "The Passion": Aria (Tenor): "Behold, and see if there be any sorrow"
Jerry Hadley, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus and Sir Neville Marriner
1:17
71
The Holy Boy
Stephen Ryde Weller, Nicholas Richardson, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and David Hill
3:06
72
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: V. Minuet 1&2
English Baroque Soloists and John Eliot Gardiner
2:04
73
The Protecting Veil: VII. The Dormition of the Mother of God (attacca)
Natalie Clein, English Chamber Orchestra and Stephen Layton
6:50
74
The Protecting Veil: VIII. The Protecting Veil
Natalie Clein, English Chamber Orchestra and Stephen Layton
2:41
75
Summer Night on the River
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner
5:16
76
The Messiah, HWV 56 - Part 3, "The Aftermath": Aria (Soprano): "I know that my Redeemer liveth"
Elly Ameling, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner
5:15
77
The Perfect Fool, Ballet Music, Op. 39: II. Dance of the Spirits of Water (attacca)
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Adrian Boult
2:54
78
The Perfect Fool, Ballet Music, Op. 39: III. Dance of the Spirits of Fire
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Adrian Boult
3:16
79
Salut d'amour, Op. 12
Kyung Wha Chung and Phillip Moll
2:57
80
Two Aquarelles: II. Gaily, but not quick
Royal Ballet Sinfonia & Gavin Sutherland
1:55
81
Concerto in E Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 85: III. Adagio
Julian Lloyd Webber, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin & Edward Elgar
5:14
82
Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus"
The New Queen's Hall Orchestra and Barry Wordsworth
13:05
83
A Hymn to the Virgin (1930, rev. 1934)
Cambridge The Choir of King's College and Stephen Cleobury
3:57
84
The Planets, Op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic
Philharmonia Orchestra, The Monteverdi Choir and John Eliot Gardiner
8:11
85
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 83: I. Allegro moderato
Mistry Quartet
8:27
86
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1956): II. Allegro appassionato
Julian Lloyd Webber, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner
6:45
87
A Fugal Concerto for Flute & Oboe, Op. 40/2: II. Adagio (attacca)
Ruth Bolister, Kate Hill, Elgar Chamber Orchestra and Stephen Bell
3:04
88
The Messiah, HWV 56 - Part 3, "The Aftermath": Chorus: "Worthy is the Lamb that was Slain - Blessing and honour"
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus and Sir Neville Marriner
2:42
89
Symphony No. 2, "A London Symphony" (1913): II. Lento
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Adrian Boult
11:02
90
Elegy for Strings, Op. 58
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner
4:25
91
Western Wind Mass: V. Agnus Dei
Cambridge The Choir of King's College and Sir David Willcocks
7:33
92
Symphony No. 6 in E Minor (1950): III. Scherzo
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Roger Norrington
6:25
93
Lachrimae, 1604 : Sir John Souch, his Galiard
Anthony Rooley and The Consort of Musicke
1:46
94
The Lamb
Monteverdi Choir & John Eliot Gardiner
2:58
95
St. Paul's Suite for Strings: IV. Finale (The Dargasson): Allegro
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Christopher Hogwood
3:36
96
Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349: IV. Lentamente
London Mozart Players & Jane Glover
1:23
97
For Ian
John York
4:57
98
Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39: March No. 5 in C Major
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Arthur Bliss
5:36
99
The Messiah, HWV 56 - Part 3, "The Aftermath": Chorus: "Amen"
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus and Sir Neville Marriner
3:25
100
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": IX. Nimrod: Adagio
London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux & Edward Elgar
3:50